Vertu Motors

National award for Nottingham motor dealership technician


Justin Whitehall, a Master Technician at Vertu Kia Nottingham, has won a national award for his outstanding work.

Justin was named Vertu Masters Club Master Technician of the Year after being nominated by Gavin Drakes, Group Divisional Aftersales Director.

Gavin Drakes, Divisional Aftersales Director at Vertu Motors plc, said: "Justin is an outstanding technician, who always delivers the highest levels of performance, and consistently exceeds all the targets set by his manager.

"Justin has a great attitude, outstanding work ethic, and is always willing to help and support his team. He is an excellent coach and mentor to the apprentices and all his work colleagues.

"Justin works very closely with the Kia brand and always supports his service advisors to ensure all our customers go away with the confidence that their vehicle has been repaired to the highest standard. His performance all year has been commendable."

This year Vertu Motors plc has welcomed 26 new members into its Masters Club, which is a nationwide recognition programme that identifies and celebrates the achievements of high-performing colleagues across its 160 dealerships.

The winners were selected from nominations made by their colleagues and managers, with a focus on professionalism, commitment, respect, passion and integrity, as well as performance-based league tables.

Robert Forrester, Chief Executive of Vertu Motors plc, said: "Recognition is one of our Group’s core values and the colleagues we have inducted into our Masters Club, including Justin, are an inspiration to their colleagues.

"Justin has demonstrated exceptional commitment and professionalism that helps ensure our customers are guaranteed phenomenal service when it comes to car repairs and maintenance.

"Our workforce of the future is in good hands with Justin being such an excellent mentor and role model to his colleagues.

"Congratulations, Justin! We look forward to celebrating with you and our other award-winning colleagues at a special event very soon."



CONTACT: Caroline Walker on 01325 363436

Notes to Editors

Vertu Motors plc is the fifth largest automotive retailer in the UK with a network of 160 sales outlets across the UK. Its dealerships operate predominantly under the Bristol Street Motors, Vertu Motors and Macklin Motors brand names.

Vertu Motors plc was established in November 2006 with the strategy to consolidate the UK motor retail sector. It is intended that the Group will continue to acquire motor retail operations to grow a scaled dealership group. The Group’s acquisition strategy is supplemented by a focused organic growth strategy to drive operational efficiencies through its national dealership network. The Group currently operates 156 franchised sales outlets and 4 non-franchised sales operations from 120 locations across the UK.

Vertu’s Mission Statement is to “deliver an outstanding customer motoring experience through honesty and trust”.

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General manager Toni Buckley with Justin Whitehall, Master Technician
General manager Toni Buckley with Justin Whitehall, Master Technician
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